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Egophony - e

Egophony - e

Egophony is a voice sound with a nasal quality, often described to be like a goat's bleating. Egophony has higher intensity over abnormal areas. Over healthy lung areas, egophony will not be present. Ask the patient to say 'Eeee' several times and auscultate the chest walls. Over healthy lung areas, the sound is understandable as an 'E'. Compare this sound to the recording in the Egophony - a lesson.


Patient Recording

patient heart or lung sound
Egophony - e


Patient Recording - Half Speed Playback

patient heart or lung sound
Egophony - e



Position

Patient position
The patient's position should be sitting.

Listening Tips

Features:Ask patient to say "eeeeeee". Auscultate the lungs. Over healthy lung areas, the sound is understandable as an "e".


Waveform (Phonocardiogram)

Authors

These authors contributed the audio recordings and text found in this reference guide: Jon Keroes, MD,Diane Wrigley, PA, and David Lieberman.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.

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